The Nervous System Symphony
single channel video projection with three channel audio
// Duration: 15'
// Date: 2015
// Instrumentation: harp, trombone, percussion, conductor/performer
// Created in collaboration with Michelle Wang
// Filmed: 19 April 2015
MUSIC | INSTALLATION
Created with Michelle Wang
The Nervous System Symphony is a video installation, conceived by artist Michelle Wang and presented as a video projected in a gallery space with three-channel audio playback. The video is a documentation of a live performance: it concerns the gaze of power, as a conductor figure (played by the composer) uses hand signals to direct three musicians on raised scaffolding to play segments of a semi-aleatoric score he composed for them. In the gallery above, an audience watches. The piece has been presented in galleries in Philadelphia, New York, and Brussels.